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Archive for August 9th, 2013


   Aug 09

Does size matter (for lemur smarts, that is)?

By Herp News Does size matter? When referring to primate brain size and its relation to social intelligence, scientists at Duke University do not think the answer is a simple yes or no. In the past, scientists have correlated large brain size to large group size. However, in a new study published in PLoS ONE, […]

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   Aug 09

Python pet store yields 8 illegal, 1 endangered species

By Herp News The African rock python that killed two boys in Campbellton on Monday was not the only banned species at Reptile Ocean, officials say. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (232) Century T7(H) FBA_BNQ-T7H Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles, 3.15 x 1.69 x 4.70, Black by […]

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   Aug 09

Climate change means tough times for Cascades frog

Snowmelt is decreasing all over the United States, putting human endeavors and wildlife survival in jeopardy. One victim of climate change is the Cascades frog, a denizen of the mountains of the Pacifc Northwest known for his distinctive “chuckle.” From NPR: In Washington’s Olympic Mountains things are looking dryer than normal. On a recent day, […]

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   Aug 09

Reptiles taken from N.B. shop after boys’ deaths

By Herp News The pet store Reptile Ocean in Campbellton, N.B., where two young boys were killed by a python snake as they slept in the apartment above. (CP) Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (460) Zoo Med Eco Earth Loose Coconut Fiber Substrate, 8 Quarts by Zoo Med (460) Buy new: […]

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   Aug 09

Cop Saves Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Florida Resort

By Herp News Florida police officer rescues hatchling sea turtles at resort         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (145) TetraFuana ReptoTreat Suprema for Aquatic Turtles/Newts/Frogs by Tetra (145) Buy new: $2.85 $2.71 5 used & new from $2.71 For 50 years, fishkeeping enthusiasts have looked to the Tetra […]

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   Aug 09

Blind turtle gets new home in Cornwall

By Herp News Homer, a turtle found off Greece after being deliberately blinded, will live out his days in a Newquay aquarium A loggerhead turtle that had its eyes gouged out, probably by a Greek fisherman to protect fishing nets, was today starting a new life at a Cornish aquarium. The large male turtle, called […]

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